Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Welcome to the forum! I don't envy you ... horses as a passion can be an overwhelming condition to the exclusion of so many other things in life - but one that I would never change.
I would start out by trying to get a job (even if you work for free) at a stable. Most are always looking for free help and it's a great way to be around horses and learn as you go. The job you will get will be starting from the bottom - shoveling manure and cleaning up tack. As everyone gets more comfortable with you, your duties will increase to handling the horses.
Many times you can trade your labor for riding lessons so that it becomes a cost effective way to be around and ride horses without going broke.
In any case, that is the way I would start. Good luck and welcome to the horse world.
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